Police Complaint Center : Policeabuse.org
We exist to help citizens report misconduct. We
assist with the filing of complaints because we
believe that accountability is critical to the public
service mission of police organizations. Our efforts
are not intended to hinder the police nor to
embarrass officers without cause. However, we are
sure that cases of misconduct and the failure to
receive complaints by the police must be publicized
to prevent their reoccurrence.
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) The
American system of government is founded on two
counterbalancing principles: that the majority of the
people governs, through democratically elected
representatives; and that the power even of a
democratic majority must be limited, to ensure
individual rights.
Amnesty International USA - The Domestic
Human Rights Program of Amnesty International
USA focuses on violations of human rights that
occur in the United States. This program works with
regional offices, other AIUSA programs, and our
activists to facilitate initiatives designed to hold the
US accountable to our nation's most cherished
values. Our current work focuses on monitoring and
combating racial profiling, TASER related human
rights violations, juvenile life without parole, and
Patriot Act reform.
Citizens Against Police Abuse - By police abuse,
we mean the inappropriate and illegal use of police
powers to coerce, harass, intimidate, arrest, assault
and kill members of our community. Police abuse
also occurs in the form of racial profiling, illegal
roadblocks and illegal searches. The victims of police
abuse are often the usual targets of institutional
discrimination: racial minorities, homeless people,
gays, youth and anyone who protests against the
system. It can happen, however, to anybody. In
Louisville, the abuse occurs often enough that
almost everyone knows someone who has been
harassed, jacked up, beaten or arrested. All of us
have heard about the men who have been killed by
the police.
Police Abuse
"Your best defense against the police watchers
will always be your professionalism."
~ Barry M. Baker
As a police officer, you have no real constituency.  If
you engage in misconduct, you'll be on your own.  
The good news is...you have total control over your
conduct.  The bad news is...your proper conduct will
never ensure immunity from attack.

If you do become a police officer, you may think the
only dangers you'll face will come from people we
commonly label as criminals.  Wrong.  It's a trifecta
my friend, and the racing analogy fits, because once
you understand that criminals; other police officers,
police watchers can all be detrimental to your
well being, you become a winner.  These few sites
will give you an excellent insight into the police
watcher segment of your police career working
environment.  If, after viewing these sites, you
come away with a twinge of paranoia. . . that's
good!  Police officers are just as imperfect as
anyone, and police watchers get very good at
exploiting those imperfections.  Your best defense
against the police watchers will always be your
professionalism.  Yes... I know, it's a very overused
term, so let's put it this way... don't get emotional,
and think before you speak.

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